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Old 11-06-2016, 02:03 PM
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Looking good Ethan. Do you have anybody showing you how to weld?

Looks like you could slow the wire speed down a little, Maybe slow you down a litle too on the welds.

There are some tips on welding in the "Tools" section here, also You tube is your friend.
I am not trying to insult you we all have to learn, I am not the best welder either. It just takes practice.
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Old 11-07-2016, 07:32 AM
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Those extra pants could have been useful...

Does your Mom still yell at you to put on pants before you go out to play?


Lol


This is taking too long

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Looking good Ethan. Do you have anybody showing you how to weld?

Looks like you could slow the wire speed down a little, Maybe slow you down a litle too on the welds.

There are some tips on welding in the "Tools" section here, also You tube is your friend.
I am not trying to insult you we all have to learn, I am not the best welder either. It just takes practice.


I (teached?) myself to weld. Practiced forever, now I've got it lookin' like heaven TIG


This is taking too long

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Of course, in post #19 (those were not my best welds a.k.a- grinder)


This is taking too long

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Those extra pants could have been useful...

Does your Mom still yell at you to put on pants before you go out to play?


And also, I can't really answer that question...


This is taking too long
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Old 11-07-2016, 07:49 AM
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Lookin' Good!

Keep building!

I taught myself to weld as well.

Practice makes perfect (or at least better than before)

Just be VERY careful.

***Welding produces dangerous gases, blinding light & instant (sear your flesh) super intense heat.

Just be VERY careful.
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Old 11-07-2016, 07:53 AM
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So do you type "this is taking too long" in each post, or do you just paste it?
Because if you type it each time, I can see why it's taking too long.

Also, when you're 12 (it's been too long ago for me) how long is forever?
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Also, do your welds look like this?
Because this right here is a "heavenly" TIG weld.
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Old 11-07-2016, 09:23 AM
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Yup!

That there, is a right nice weld, I must say!

Ya, do it like that!
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Old 11-07-2016, 09:47 AM
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Yup!

That there, is a right nice weld, I must say!

Ya, do it like that!
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Old 11-10-2016, 03:42 PM
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Lookin' Good!



Keep building!



I taught myself to weld as well.



Practice makes perfect (or at least better than before)



Just be VERY careful.



***Welding produces dangerous gases, blinding light & instant (sear your flesh) super intense heat.



Just be VERY careful.


Yes, being “careful" welding on galvanized


This is taking too long

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So do you type "this is taking too long" in each post, or do you just paste it?
Because if you type it each time, I can see why it's taking too long.

Also, when you're 12 (it's been too long ago for me) how long is forever?


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This is taking too long

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Also, do your welds look like this?

Because this right here is a "heavenly" TIG weld.


Nooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo oooooooooooooooooooo, but I can make it look good


This is taking too long
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Old 11-10-2016, 08:37 PM
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If you are going to use Galvanized metal.
Just grind off the Galvanized first.
It is just a heavy coating.
There is no reason not to grind it off.
Also then you do not have to worry about fumes.
Plus It is hard to weld, like welding a painted surface.
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Old 11-11-2016, 03:20 PM
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All I need now is working engine, painted rear rims, one new front rim, finish paint job, light, brake light



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Kill switch needs wired too


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Old 11-14-2016, 08:03 AM
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I think my mind just farted, now me and my dad (I think) have agreed on a 8hp predator. Can I use my #30 comet on this for a little while? (I may not have to)


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Old 11-14-2016, 08:46 AM
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I picked up an 8hp predator. The 301 correct? Mine had a 1" PTO shaft as opposed to the 3/4" on the small block 212's.
I had to go to the 301 because I have a comet 40.
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Old 11-15-2016, 07:11 AM
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Yes it says it has a 1" PTO shaft. I, on the other hand do not have a #40. Do I need to use a clutch until I actually have money for a #40???


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Old 11-15-2016, 07:28 AM
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You have a 30 series with a 3/4" bore correct?

Won't fit on a 1"shaft.
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Old 11-16-2016, 07:24 AM
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My dad got his phone fixed last night!

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I cut off the wheelie bar yesterday, because I don't need it

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I just looked at this comparison and realized I AM going too fast
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Old 11-16-2016, 08:32 AM
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Here's a tip, if you don't already know. Watch the puddle. The molten pool of metal. As you travel if you look carefully you'll see a thin black line where the metal is solidifying. Each ripple you see in a finished weld is where that thin line was.

The cleaner the metal is to start with the easier it will be to see the puddle.

Another thing, if you have a hard time watching the puddle. Make sure the filter lens in your hood isn't too dark. #10 should be good. Flux cored is pretty darn smokey. You might set up a fan to suck the smoke away. Better for your young pink lungs, and it will make it easier to watch the puddle.

So watch the puddle, be comfortable as possible. Be safe as possible. Eventually it'll be like falling off a log.

In case I forgot to mention it, watch the puddle. Good luck young sir.
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Here's a tip, if you don't already know. Watch the puddle. The molten pool of metal. As you travel if you look carefully you'll see a thin black line where the metal is solidifying. Each ripple you see in a finished weld is where that thin line was.

The cleaner the metal is to start with the easier it will be to see the puddle.

Another thing, if you have a hard time watching the puddle. Make sure the filter lens in your hood isn't too dark. #10 should be good. Flux cored is pretty darn smokey. You might set up a fan to suck the smoke away. Better for your young pink lungs, and it will make it easier to watch the puddle.

So watch the puddle, be comfortable as possible. Be safe as possible. Eventually it'll be like falling off a log.

In case I forgot to mention it, watch the puddle. Good luck young sir.
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Finished a gas tank for the flathead, got some stuff this weekend: fReE mikini fuel pump! Fuel line + clamps, fuel filter


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Old 12-18-2016, 12:33 PM
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Got a predator 212 it wouldn't fit so I flipped the studs! Now the long end of the studs are pointing up, therefore, short ends are pointing down


Wait, Spindles?
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Old 12-28-2016, 08:29 AM
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I AM GOING TO FINISH THIS KART EITHER THIS WEEK OR NEXT(winter break)
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